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Breathing in I calm my body. Breathing out I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is a wonderful moment.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Private Yoga Sessions with Jo Kirsch


Live Stream or In-Person, indoors or outdoors*: 



55 minutes sessions will be customized to your interests and goals. Yoga classes may be on pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), meditation, and posture practice or a combination of all 3. Posture practice can be Restorative Yoga, Slow Flow Yoga, Flow Yoga, Power Yoga, Yoga Philosophy and or Yoga Nidra. Please email Jo to schedule a consultation and/or appointment.

Private Session Fees (to be used within a time period of 3 months): Sliding Scale Fee: depending on your means. If you have the means, please pay at the upper levels to help support making these sessions financially accessible to more members of the community. Please contact Jo@heartofvllageyoga.com to schedule a consultation or to discuss your needs.

• $70/$75/$80 – 1 class for 1 person, $15 each addtl’ Person
• $300/$325/$350 – 5 classes
• $400/$500/$600 – 10 classes

Email to arrange private sessions with Jo at Heart of the Village Yoga. Sessions can be arranged live stream online or in person, indoors or outdoors. Most students schedule a repeating weekly time usually on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.

*Covid precautions will be taken for in person classes: Jo will wear a mask and a shield; the student will be required to wear a mask to and from their yoga mat and may remove their mask during the session.

Jo Kirsch, E-RYT® 500, Owner/Director

Jo’s been practicing yoga for 29 years and teaching for 19. She is certified to teach yoga at the 500 Hour level through Yoga Teacher Alliance and the Hard & the Soft Yoga Institute.

Jo’s initial yoga teacher training was in Astanga yoga with Beryl Bender Birch. Since that time, Jo has been certified to teach Adaptive Yoga by Matthew Sanford, Trauma Sensitive Yoga by David Emerson, Yoga Nidra by Jennifer Reis, Yoga of 12 Step Recovery with Nikki Myers and Yin Yoga with Biff Mithoefer. Jo has a deepening love and appreciation for Bhakti Yoga and finds her heart cracking wide open as she studies and practices with Manoj Chalam, Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, and Gaura Vani. Her studies also include Iyengar and Anusara yoga, with many amazing, inspiring, loving teachers.

Jo’s personal experience with Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) inspired her to work with individuals with PTS, to help them manage their stress and heal. Jo’s practice informs her teaching. She’s found that everyone benefits from learning and practicing coping skills to help manage personal stress. She greatly values and teaches stress reduction techniques including posture practice, meditation, focused breathing, and yoga nidra in her yoga classes.

Jo is also a certified professional ski instructor who loves to ski and share her passion for the sport with others. A lifelong learner who subscribes to experiential education, Jo finds that a balanced combination of physical activity, being in nature, practicing the different limbs of yoga, and eating well, leads to a spiritual, mental and physical life of health and happiness. She loves to share these practices with friends, family, and individuals who are in search of healing and happiness.

Live Stream Private Yoga Sessions are available with other members of Heart of the Village Yoga Staff. Please email Jo to inquire. 



Personal Coaching with Bob Speck

Bob has been helping people grow and realize their full potential for over 40 years. Using a down-to-earth practical style of communication and a wisdom that comes with many experiences (and age), Bob has recently been offering one-on-one personal coaching to a limited number of Heart of the Village Studio members. Seeing the unique potential in each student, Bob’s work is student-driven to empower and inspire each student to realize their goals in life! Whether a student’s intentions are to find peace of mind or enduring happiness, to increase strength or flexibility, or to build personal power or resilience, Bob helps guide and support each student along their way.

Heart of the Village Yoga Teaching – If your goals are to develop yoga practices which are relevant to you and your current life situation, Bob will help you develop your practice. Bob can draw upon his expertise in Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Restorative Yin Yoga, Aerial “Anti-Gravity” Yoga, Adaptive and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Yoga Nidra, or Bhakti Yoga. Lessons often begin with breathing exercises and mindfulness-based practices to focus attention on what’s important in the here and now, and evolve to physical practices which are designed for each student’s unique body.

Bringing Heart to Life Coaching – If your goals are to reduce stress and struggles and find a more lasting happiness and peace of mind, Bob will draw upon various teachings from ancient Eastern and Indigenous cultures in ways that will help bring these teachings to life. Often times, our struggles in life can be shifted by how we see things – our perspective or point of view.  Bob will guide you through a Four Perspective approach to help you find your way and stay on course.

Functional Strength Training – If your goals are to have specialized training programs designed for your body, Bob will utilize his background in personal training, functional strength training, pain-free performance, and sports coaching to develop exercises just for you. Whether your intentions are to be more lean, to move with more ease, to be stronger, or to perform better, Bob will coach you through body-weight and functional-strength-building routines, weight-training methods, and day-to-day training programs, all of which are designed to progress over time.

Personal Coaching Session Fees (to be used within a time period of 3 months): 

Sliding Scale Fee:  depending on your means. If you have the means, please pay at the upper levels to help support making these sessions financially accessible to more members of the community. Please contact Bob to schedule a consultation or to discuss your needs. Please know that Bob continues to work privately with young adults and combat veterans who have endured life-traumas and have found benefit from yoga and meditation practices, or who just need a mentor, and don’t have the means to pay for these services. Your choice to pay at (or above) the upper levels of the sliding fee helps support this work. Thank you for your support.

  • $300/$325/$350 – 5 classes
  • $400/$500/$600 – 10 classes

Email Bob to arrange personal coaching sessions with Bob at Heart of the Village Yoga. Sessions can be arranged live stream online or in person, indoors or outdoors. Most students schedule a repeating weekly time usually on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.

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